Hollywood chef Jason "Chef J" Harley is ready to help you prepare a simple holiday dish this season.
Here is Chef J's recipe for a lemon, garlic, rosemary, Cornish Game Hen, which also works with chicken or turkey.
1 whole Cornish game hen -- butterflied from the back bone 3 lemons, zested 3 sprigs of Rosemary, chopped (stems removed) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp salt/pepper 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1. Butterfly hen from the backbone so that it is split in half. (Do all of this a day before so it can have great flavor from your spices and herb rub.)2. Rub oil all over bird -- both sides.3. Season the bird with the salt and pepper, rub zested lemon, chopped rosemary and garlic all over bird on both sides and let sit overnight in the fridge.4. Heat two baking pans in a 500-degree oven. 5. Spray the inside of the pan on the bottom and top with nonstick spray, place another pan to cover the bird.6. Place back in 500-degree oven with a brick or heavy weight (like a soup can) on the top pan and let cook for 25 minutes until GBD (golden brown and delicious).7. If checked with a cooking thermometer, the bird should read at least 165 degrees before serving the bird.8. Take out of oven, cut into 1/4's and squeeze fresh lemon juice all over.9. Serve and eat!
Check a few celebrity-inspired holiday recipes!
Celebrity Holiday Recipe: Tequila Lime Shrimp
1 pound large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined1 tablespoon lime juice2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons butter1/4 cup Sauza Blanco Tequila1/4 cup green onions3/4 cup crema or sour cream
Method of Preparation
Toss shrimp with salt, green onions, lime juice, kosher salt and 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper.
Method of Preparation Cont.
Heatbutter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add Sauza blanco, then increase heat to medium-high.
Method of Preparation Cont'd.
Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite tequila (or ignite with a long match; use caution, as flames may shoot up high). Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat and stir in crema. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.
Stars' Thanksgiving Favorites
Heidi Klum's Sweet Potatoes
Heidi will be cooking up a big fat turkey and sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top.
Jessica Alba's Stuffing
"I like to cook it all! I like turkey; I like stuffing; I like candied yams — I like it all!"
"My favorite dish is the ballgame afterward."
Glenn Close's Baking Powder Biscuits
Glenn says, "I'm good at making pancakes and baking-powder biscuits."
Melissa d'Arabian's Potato-Bacon Torte
Melissa d'Arabian is the host of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners." She says her favorite holiday recipe is her Potato-Bacon Torte.
Joe Pantoliano's Spaghetti and Meatballs
"The Sopranos" star goes Italian for Thanksgiving, with the classic spaghetti and meatballs.
Nancy Pelosi's Chocolate Mousse
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi loves chocolate! For Thanksgiving she makes one of her favorite desserts, chocolate mousse.
Joan Rivers' Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Joan makes her signature pumpkin bread pudding.
James Taylor's Corn Pudding
James says his favorite is corn pudding!
Kristen Bell's Tofurkey
Tofurkey?... "It's a faux turkey that my parents always made for me because I've always been a vegetarian. It's great, you should try it!"
Ali Larter's Stuffing
Ali loves stuffing. "More, more, more!"
Christina Milian's Turkey
"Turkey! I'm all about turkey! My mom makes the best gravy in the world. Those are my two favorite things — and some Stove Top stuffing. You can't go wrong with it!"
Laura Prepon's Yams
Laura loves her mother's yams. "My mom's candied yams... she's like a gourmet chef, so she's amazing!
Rachael Leigh Cook's Cranberry Sauce
"I'm a vegetarian. I'm all about stuffing and only canned cranberry sauce. If you can't see a serial number stamped onto it, I don't want it."
Rashida Jones' Family Stuffing
"Stuffing! We have this incredible, really old recipe in my family that makes me come home no matter where I am."
Patricia Clarkson's Jambalaya
"I make jambalaya. Rice, sausage, bell peppers, onions and garlic. No secret ingredients. It's a hybrid of a Cajun and Creole jambalaya, adapted from my New Orleanian roots."
Cynthia Rowley's BBQ Turkey
"I've been making barbecued turkey. You buy a barbecued turkey — it's pre-cooked and barbecued and it's just delicious. You can stuff it with a more exotic, sweet stuffing."
Holly Hunter's Stuffing
Holly says she loves all thanksgiving dishes, but if she had to choose one, it would be stuffing.
Emmy Rossum's Snazzy Side Dishes
The actress revealed on "The Bonnie Hunt Show," "I do a cranberry chutney instead of a cranberry sauce and I do sweet potato pie souffle baked in orange shells."